Note: Not requested, but this came about because I went to the pool today and then went straight to work and I felt that sleepy feeling you get after spending time in the sun. Its a special and specific kind of sleepy. I don’t know how else to describe it, but it’s nice. It made me want to take a nap with Shawn.
The cool air of your hotel room hits you as soon as you
swing open the door. You had turned the air conditioner on high before you left
because you knew it would be hot outside, but a shiver runs down your spine as the
blast of cool air hits you without warning. You head straight for your bathroom to
take a shower, dropping your wet towel on the bathroom floor before removing
your black bikini and getting under the warm stream of water.
When you get out of the shower, you feel exhaustion hit you.
You had just spent the last four hours lounging by the pool, and the sun takes
a lot out of you. It’s one in the afternoon, a perfect time for a nap. There is
something about afternoon naps after mornings spent in the sun. They’re
magical, and they have a certain feel to them.
Exiting the bathroom, you hear the television on in the
hotel room, and a smile spreads across your face knowing that your boyfriend
has returned. He was gone doing press all morning. You offered to go with him,
but he insisted you stay back and enjoy the resort. You were in Florida after
Shawn is seated at the edge of the bed, watching the hockey
game on the tv. When he sees you, he smiles and says “Hey baby,”
“Hey hun, how was work?” You question as you crawl onto the bed behind
him, which immediately prompts him to move so he’s lying next to you.
“Good, nothing special.” You cuddle
closer into his side as his arm automatically wraps around you, and he asks,
“You tired?” To which you only sleepily nod in response. “Didn’t you just sit
at the pool all morning?” He questions, purposely giving you a hard time, but
you know he’s joking and doesn’t mean it in a mean way.
“Yeah, but the sun makes me
sleeeeepy.” You drag out the last word before hiding your face in his t-shirt.
The afternoon sun is shining into the hotel room, and the exhaustion you feel
is a good kind of exhaustion. Shawn has a show in a couple of hours, but
neither of you have anything planned until then. “Take a nap with me?” You ask
“You’re literally the cutest
person ever.” He tells you smiling down at you.
Your eyes flutter closed,
and you’re too tired to respond to his statement. You feel his lips press
lightly against your forehead before he moves slightly to get more comfortable.
And in his arms you fall asleep listening to the sound of his steady breathing.
I just had a long discussion with my parents about how basically and given Discworld book would be a better thing to read in school than Lord of The Flies.
Reason number one: all of the same lessons are taught.
In LoTF, the reader is supposed to learn about mob mentality, oppression, and general prejudice, yes? Thud! is a good example of all of this. You’ve got two different groups of people fighting because Reasons, and the main character coming to terms with his own subconscious racism. What a damn good thing to teach high schoolers!
Reason number two: none of them are nearly so depressing.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I can not think of a single Terry Pratchett book that ends on a bad note. Not one. LoTF was painful for me to read, because all of the characters were making horrible, murderous decisions because… plot??? Boys will be boys?? The base instincts of humanity?? I am the author and everyone else sucks???
Reason number three: they are fun to read!
This kind of goes along with the last one, but the fact that Pratchett combines relatable characters and a good sense of humor with real world scenarios (going back to Thud! with the internalized racism) makes the books a joy to read! I have, out of the six books I’ve had to read for school, been indifferent or even hated four of them. I didn’t want to read any of them! I read two books a week for three frippin years! And I didn’t want to read the books they chose! I, just.
In conclusion: LoTF sucks, Thud! would be a much better choice.
Because this is a thing they do and have been doing for a very long time. When their arrivals or departures are documented in bright colors for everyone to see it is to make sure we know they are on the move. They get their picture taken, either by a fan (or a ‘fan’) like in Harry’s case yesterday (note how the pics were posted today) or Louis today. They make sure to be seen to have their picture taken or make a deal with someone beforehand. The pics can be released at an agreed time and date, or as we know they have in the past, simply travel to the airport to get their picture taken when they’re ‘arriving’ or leaving. Harry has been mia for a while now (if I’m not mistaken only mentioned by Grimmy, the poop kicking incident, which is easily fabricated) and knowing this is a thing they do, I am quite certain his arrival was meant to be seen in order to allow him to be there for Louis for the last few days. So, for now, I’m going with this until proven otherwise ;)
I want Lotor to be one of those like really flirtatious, over the top bad guys. You know the ones. The ones that come out and strike a pose as they announce their plans for world domination and tend to have overly drawn sequences that involves a lot of pointing and starry eyes. And then the whole team of good guys kind of sweat drops whenever he’s around and never takes him seriously. But like he’s flirty on like a Chris from yoi level. But like his plans suck as bad as like team rocket or something.
Or maybe he’ll just be everything we weren’t expecting. Idk. Knock my socks off Dreamworks. I’m ready.